Articles by Jesse

The Steep Slide of NFL Draft Salaries

February 16, 2017 | Jesse

Some friends and I got into a conversation about rookies in the NFL and how much their salaries were. We eventually started guessing how much more the first overall pick makes compared to, Mr. Irrelevant, the last pick of the NFL draft. It’s a pretty steep drop from number 1 ...
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Science of The Super Bowl

February 4, 2017 | Jesse

A couple days ago, I participated in a Science of the Super Bowl Panel discussion organized by Newswise. I was asked to give a 5 (which turned more into about 10) minute overview, so I focused on answering 3 questions. What is data science? How is data science used in the NFL? How ...
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Fantasy Value So Far This Year: ADP vs VOR

December 9, 2016 | Jesse

Since I am already knocked out of the playoffs (our league playoffs start in week 12), I thought it would be interesting to see which players ended up being the best and worst values of this years draft. It’s only week 13 so these numbers will change by the end of ... [Read more...]

Visualizing the Fragile State Index 2016

September 18, 2016 | Jesse

Every year the Fund For Peace produces the Fragile State Index, a list that scores each nation across 12 social, economic, and political dimensions with the sum of these scores being a total measure of that nations vulnerability to collapse. While the most fragile nations tend to always have high (bad) ... [Read more...]

Who Had the Best Fantasy Football Season Ever?

June 23, 2016 | Jesse

Who had the best fantasy football season ever? Well like most “best ever” lists, the real answer is… it depends. The results you get depend on how you define “best” and how you slice and dice the data. Want to claim James Brim is the best WR of all-time? We ... [Read more...]

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